A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Bruce Cleland has vivid
memories of the day in 1986 when he learned that his daughter
Georgia, then 2, had been diagnosed with the most common form of
Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails
(HealthDay News) -- Nail biting is a common way to cope with
anxiety or boredom, but it's an unhealthy habit.
Health Tip: Focus on Flossing
(HealthDay News) -- If you really want healthy teeth and gums,
brushing alone won't cut it. Make sure you floss regularly to help
keep your mouth clean.
U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The preterm birth rate in the
United States fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2012 -- and that
11.5 percent rate is a 15-year low, a new report says.
Fluoride Treatments May Help Fight Cavities
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Applying
prescription-strength fluoride directly to the teeth can benefit
patients at increased risk for cavities, a new expert panel
As Clocks Turn Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Don't forget to turn your
clock back an hour this weekend, and try some simple tips to get
more restful sleep.
Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Losing belly fat and limiting
processed foods and other sources of dietary phosphorus might help
reduce your risk of kidney disease, a new study finds.
Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of domestic violence
often is passed from parents to their children, a new study
New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis
THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living with
Parkinson's disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but
an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating
Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults who help children
take inhaled asthma medications don't know all of the steps
involved for their proper use, new research finds.
Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) A romantic relationship can
change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way,
new research suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
6 People Signed Up for Health Insurance on Day 1 of Federal Website: Memo
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Just six people enrolled for
health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website the
first day of operation on Oct. 1, just-released Obama
administration documents show.
Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Gazyva (obinutuzumab) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in
combination with the anti-cancer drug chlorambucil for people with
previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).